October 3, 2023

James Ewalt Riggert

December 21, 1947 – October 1, 2023

James (Jim) Ewalt Riggert, 75, of Elkhorn, passed away October 1, 2023. Born December 21, 1947, in Beatrice Nebraska, the son of Ewalt “Pete” & Ila (Catlin) Riggert. Jim grew up in both Beatrice Nebraska and Springfield Missouri.  He attended Parkview High School and graduated in 1965. He married Connie (Mathias) on August 26, 1973 and they proudly celebrated 50 years of marriage this summer. Jim and Connie lived in Lincoln Nebraska until recently moving to Elkhorn. Jim was a manager for Kleins Discount Grocery for 33 years. He enjoyed watching NASCAR and always cheered on his beloved Husker football team. Jim was a dedicated and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend who will be greatly missed.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Ila Riggert, and in-laws Kenneth and Dorothy (Nickels) Mathias. He is survived by his wife, Connie; Son Gunner (Janelle) Riggert of Omaha, Granddaughter Aubrie Riggert, Sister Joane Jones of Falls City, NE., Nephew Kenny (Laura) Jones of Falls City, NE., Brother-in-Law Mike (Suzi) Mathias of The Villages, FL., Nephew Josh (Kate) Mathias of Chandler, AZ, Nephew Justin (Casey) Mathias of Lutz, FL., as well as many other family members, loved ones, and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 5PM to 7PM Thursday October 5, 2023 at Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 O Street Lincoln NE 68510. Cremation, no viewing or visitation. A private family inurnment of ashes will be held at a later date. Memorials to donor’s choice made in Jim’s memory.



  1. Jim was a very loving and kind man. My son Zach and I visited often when Zach was growing up. Jim’s wife Connie and I worked together for many years and we became very good friends. I remember Jim playing with Zach with cars etc. when we came over. Everyone always came first, Jim made sure of that. He will be missed, but is now with the Lord. Rest in Peace Jim, always remember your humor and kindness.

  2. Jim worked for my dad in our discount store starting in 1983! He was absolutely great with costumers and had a great talent for making very nice signs that hung outside our grocery store! Jim had an exceptional talent for neatness with making those signs. Customers loved him and I can honestly say I never saw him in a bad mood! He was an excellent employee! Jim will be missed very much by many people. Rest easy “Jimbo”!

  3. Jim was very easy going and an excellent store manager. I’m glad that I had the privilege to work with him. Dad said we were lucky to have him. Thanks to Facebook I was able to stay in touch with him throughout the years. Sleep well jim. Until we meet again.


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